Alexander Buller Turner Military Person

Alexander buller turner

Alexander Buller Turner VC (22 May 1893 – 1 October 1915) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Turner was born at home in Reading, Berkshire on 22 May 1893 to Charles Turner, Royal Berkshire Regiment, and Jane Elizabeth (née Buller). He was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire and commissioned into the Special Reserve of Officers, Royal Berkshire Regiment, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, in 11 September 1914. He was subsequently transferred to 1st Battalion. He was 22 years old, and a second lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's), British Army, attached to 1st Battalion during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC: On 28 September 1915 at Fosse 8, near Vermelles, France, when the regimental bombers could make no headway, Second Lieutenant Turner volunteered to lead a new bombing attack.

Personal details

Date of birth
May 22nd, 1893
Place of birth
Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Date of death
October 1st, 1915 at age of 22
Place of death
Cause of death
Died of Wounds
Places lived
Reading , England




1. Wellington College, Berkshire Independent school

Wellington College is a British co-educational public school located in the village of Crowthorne in Berkshire. It was built as a national monument to the Duke of Wellington, after whom the school was named. Wellington is a registered charity (#309093) and currently has just under 1000 pupils aged between 13 and 18.

Type Independent school
Institution colors
Dukes Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire
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Military service

Force Unit Rank From To
British Army Royal Berkshire Regiment Second lieutenant October 1st, 1915

Military conflicts participated

World War I


July 28th, 1914


November 11th, 1918

Wikipedia article

World War I, also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. More than 9 million combatants and 7 million civilians died as a result of the war, a casualty rate exacerbated by the belligerents' technological and industrial sophistication, and tactical stalemate. It was one of the deadliest conflicts in history, paving the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved. The war drew in all the world's economic great powers, which were assembled in two opposing alliances: the Allies and the Central Powers of Germany and Austria-Hungary. Although Italy had also been a member of the Triple Alliance alongside Germany and Austria-Hungary, it did not join the Central Powers, as Austria-Hungary had taken the offensive against the terms of the alliance. These alliances were reorganised and expanded as more nations entered the war: Italy, Japan and the United States joined the Allies, and the Ottoman Empire and Bulgaria the Central Powers.

Awards won

1915 Victoria Cross

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
In recognition of most conspicuous bravery that took place on 28th September 1915 as Second Lieutenant of the Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment) during the First World War. Posthumously awarded.


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